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Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary Syderstone

Summer dawn at Syderstone © Jon Bunting

Saint Mary's is the parish church for the communities of Syderstone, Barmer, Blenheim Park and Wicken Green Village. Click here for How to Find Us.
The church is open every day of the year during daylight hours and vistors are always welcome. We've recently erected large signs on the Docking Road to make the church easier to find.
A historic round tower church of Norman origins in its present form, people have been coming to worship, meet together, celebrate Christmas, Lent, Easter and Harvest, be married, unite at christenings, and pay respect to family and friends at funerals, for around thirty generations.

Services at St Mary's

1st Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

2nd Sunday in month 11.00am Morning Worship (Worship Assistant)

3rd Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

4th Sunday in month 6.00pm Praise Service (Rector)

5th Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)


For occasional variations in the pattern of services, see the Calendar to the right.

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Daily Bible Verse

  • Sat, 17 February
    Jesus said to his disciples: Let us go elsewhere — to the nearby villages — so that I can proclaim the message there too. (Mark 1:35-39)

Diocese News

  • Final Parish Share reports for 2017
    The final Parish Share reports for 2017 are now available on the Diocesan website (in addition to Parish Share Online which can be accessed daily if you have a login and password).  

Statement of Inclusivity

Syderstone Parochial Church Council, which has the care of the parishioners of Barmer, Blenheim Park, Syderstone and Wicken Green, fully supports and accepts the ordination of both men and women as deacons, priests and bishops in the Church of England and in the wider Anglican Communion. As God welcomes us we welcome everyone to the family of our churches regardless of their age, physical ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.